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Source: Why Are School Uniforms And Dress Codes Still Around? | HuffPost

“I wore a uniform starting in kindergarten through when I went to college — and I absolutely loved it. I definitely see both sides of the argument. During adolescence, there’s so much for teenagers to think about and so much that they’re experiencing. It’s really nice to have an equalizer.
Hi everyone! How should I understand "equalizer" here?
  • Uncle Jack

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    British English
    Something that makes people equal, in this case a school uniform. Without a uniform, richer children would be able to wear smarter or more trendy clothes, for example.
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